Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Snake Charming........and Scrap Club update........

Well, I have something to admit to you all..........

I haven't come down from my high of hatching chicks for the first time!

Thanks to all of you who commented!  I shared all of the comments with the little chicks!

The 3 Amigos!
In the end, 3 chicks hatched.
The other 3 were fully developed, but, did not pip.
I am doing some investigation on why that happened?
However, this is all new to me, and there is a learning curve.
These 3 are doing really well though and are sweet as can be
as they imprinted on me, and didn't have the stress of 
shipping to a post office, or store like most chicks do.
I am counting this as a success!
These chicks are a barnyard mix, and I am
still trying to figure out who the father is.........hmmmmm?????
I know the 2 mother's though!
2 chicks are from an Ameracauna, and 1 is from a Light Brahma.
I am guessing their father is a White Faced, Black Spanish Rooster.
Thanks again for all of your comments!

The chicks have had several visitors thus far.....

including Cherie of  Quilted Jonquil.

Why was she visiting the Quilt Cave????
The official 1st meeting of our unofficial group,
met here at my home for a little.............


You can read a little more about how this meeting took place
and about this particular pattern thanks to my friend

We had SOOOOOOOOOO much fun together!

joined in on the fun as well!

Can you tell we are combining our efforts to make a 
Quilt of Valor???
I know you all never guessed that, right? LOL

What a delight to be able to share the Quilt Cave
with a group of talented, like-minded artists!

Cherie gave us a primer on paper piecing the arcs.

Jan not only drafted the pattern in EQ7 for us, but, also 
gave some wonderful demos on curved piecing!

As most of you all know, I LOVE to entertain!
That's why I wanted a bigger home in the first place!
I am loving how The Quilt Cave is working out
for this very reason!

Cherie made Pumpkin Pie Cake,
Jan provided the baguette,
and Dar provided the snacks!

We had so much fun, we have decided to keep this little
group going!  YEAH!
It is literally exhilarating being able to learn and grow
with other quilters that are passionate about the art!

Here is a little peek at my design wall......
a lot of projects are in the works right now......
some you can't see yet!

In other news, I am now the uncle of a teenage boy!
How did that happen?????
I was able to celebrate the birthdays of my beautiful Momma, and handsome nephew!
I love the fact that they share the same birthday!
It is so special for my mom!


Scrap Club!!!!!!!!!

Are you ready to get this party started?????
Start locating all of those scraps you have hidden
in boxes, bags, and bins!
I have a few more things to iron out....literally......
and then I am going to share Scrap Club with you, my readers!

Here is a shot of the quilters of Scrap Club
in our first meeting of 2017 in O'Fallon, Missouri!
What an amazing turn out!
These were the quilters in the day session.

And here is a little hint of what you may
expect with this first session of Scrap Club.
And, horsies were hurt in this photo....


Until next time, 
I bid you peace,
Thanks for all of the encouragement!
Kevin the Quilter 


  1. Oh, such cute little chickies! I can hear their peeping now!
    Snake Charming is gorgeous!
    Looks like a stellar turnout for Scrap Club.
    You have so much going on--and a new Dad, too. How do you do it all?!?

  2. Congrats on the 3 - you were very lucky with you first hatch. Love the Snake Charm pattern and makes for a great QOV done as a group. How cool that your Mom and Nephew share the same B'Day! I have scraps all over the place - so I am ready.

  3. I think you've named our QOV: Snake Charming! It was so much fun to sew with you and the Cave Quilters - thanks again. Your scrap club looks like so much fun; I can't wait to see what the cowboy get-up is all about. Looking forward to seeing those growing chicks at our next get-together!

  4. I think those little chicks are just adorable! And, honestly, napkin rings to match your new babies???!! So very impressive. I love what your group did--I could use a lesson on the curved piecing!
    Can't wait to see what you are hatching for the scraps (HEHEHE!!)!!!

  5. Squeal! They are so adorable. Ah, the wonders and miracles of nature. Boy do I wish I lived closer to MO. You guys just have way too much fun. And as for scrap club - Ride em cowboy! I'm ready for the challenge.

  6. I should have eaten lunch before I read your post. Now, peanut butter and jelly are a let down from your feast. Love the RWB arcs. I have so many scraps gathered, it may soon be a mutiny!

  7. I'm SEW jealous!!! I want to party at the Quilt Cave. Enjoyed reading about it all (with scraps at the ready!!)

  8. Those are some good photos of the babies, food, and snake charmers. It was such a fun day and I'm looking forward to getting this quilt done and see what's in store for the Cave Quilters. Thanks much for inviting me to participate.

  9. Congratulations on the new additions! baby chicks are so cute!
    Your salad looked amazing! One of my favs!

  10. Congratulations! Your little chicks are so cute. Looks like they will gets lots of love. A very happy birthday to your Mom and nephew! Looks like lots great stuff going on in the Quilt Cave. What a turn out for Scrap Club.

  11. Boy, do I envy those quilters that got to see your quilt cave and the scrap club. Chicks and food (hee hee) You are absolutely a riot. I'm glad I'm not the only one that has more than one projects going and I saw those Bonnie Hunter blocks. Funny that you showed that. I am still finishing up the En Provence (I love piecing, so I don't rush) and Sunday, I decided to play with one of her blocks in her latest book. And making more mountain majesties for upcoming class to show step by step. My scraps are ready, Kevin! Thank you for an awesome post, chick dad.

  12. Congratulations Daddy...Your baby chicks are precious. How divine to spend time with creative friends and share food, friendship and how-to tips. Get-along-little-horsie...

  13. I so enjoy your blog, I do love your take on Quilt of Valor quilt scraps are somewhat sorted ( size only ) looking forward to your plan !

  14. Those peeps are adorable. And so are your mom and nephew. And also those tiny half-triangle-squares. Love the multi shades/tones in each block. Can't wait to see what you do with them.

  15. so good to see you have 3 chicks, shame about the others but 3 is good. How good too to have a quilting group meet in your home lucky you and yes I have plently of scraps here in my house.

  16. Those chicks are adorable! There is nothing cuter than a baby chick.
    Also intrigued by Snake Charming. It looks like fun.

  17. The little chickens are sooo cute ! Congrats Kevin !
    Love your snake quilt ! It's very original and you certainly spent beautiful moments with your friends ! Salad and...a French baguette ! Perfect !! Don't change anything :))))
    Happy anniversary to your dear Mom and Nephew !

  18. That looks like such fun, love your chicken napkin rings, are those vintage dishes? I'll bet the whole table was lovely. Fun projects in the works. Your little chicks are adorable.

  19. I love the sweet little chicks! We had chickens on the farm when I was growing up but I only remember baby chicks once and they were all white, leghorns I think?

  20. OH! I'm so sad that I don't live closer so I could join your club!! Congrats on the new chicks in your life. ;) Also, love your "sandwich glass" plates (Did you know that is what that kind of plate is called???

  21. You have the funniest blog EVER!! I never fail to chuckle over something, usually laughing right out loud! Thank you and I'm looking forward to Scrap Club! PS Your chicks (feathered & quilty) are adorable!

  22. thanks for the chick update - they are so cute.
    My friend, nancy and I have talked about making a snake quilt! Thanks for showing how you are doing it.
    MMMMthat looks like a great lunch.
    you are having so much fun! yay

  23. Happy Happy happy to see you blogging again!! Can't wait to see more!

  24. Wow, lots going on at your place! Looks like you are having lots of fun stitching, teaching and whatever it's called when you parent chicks (I was going to say Chick Daddy, but that just had way too many undefined connotations!).

  25. Your excitement is contagious ;-) Love your little chickies!! and the quilt you are working on!!

  26. I am very interested to read about your scrap club. Oh, do I have scraps, but never seem to have the time to deal with them. Maybe your posts will inspire me to tackle them!

  27. Wah, I wish I lived closer so I could enjoy the fun of the Quilt Cavers! What fun to see your chicks hatch. Love that snake trail quilt in the works!

  28. Cute little chicks Kevin! Your scrap club sounds like so much fun and we may just have to try and get down your way this summer!!

  29. Quit 'horsing' around and feed those cute little chicks;) Tell Dar she needs to show her face next time. Looks like you've been keeping busy. I have too (on some secret projects). I even used some scraps!

  30. Those are the most adorable little babies!!! But of course, with such a handsome cowboy for a father that would be expected, right? Enjoy your new loves!!! And speaking of "love" - I love the snake charming blocks! Great design and gorgeous quilt :*)

  31. Kevin you just make me smile the whole time I'm reading your blog!
    Congrats on the triplets growing so well... they're getting lots of TLC I'm sure.
    Can't wait to see what you're up to next with the scrap club!

  32. Chicks are really cute, Sir Chick Daddy.

  33. I knew you were a charmer! :) And congratulations on your growing family of peeps! They are going to follow you around everywhere! Looks like there's a new sheriff in town too...they'll be well protected and no doubt well fed. You put on quite a spread for your stitching posse - it looks amazing!

  34. Miss you. Hope you're just busy with the chicks, work and playing with the fabrics. Just thinking of you.

  35. Those little duckies are so sweet!Bet you will have fun with them. Lovin' your Scrappy Mountain. That has been on my list for a while. I keep my scraps in bins by colour but I am afraid the bins are a mess. I have to spend a lot of time whenever I need something from a bin.